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The Big Story: Great white spotted off Martha's Vineyard
Globe deputy city editor Mike Bello talks about the sighting of a great white shark off of Martha's Vineyard....
Business Updates
Sophos agrees to buy Astaro
Globe Staff Sophos, a security and data protection company with operations in Burlington, said it has agreed to buy Astaro, a privately held provider of...
Your Town
NeedhamBikes Plans Second Annual Bike Fair
NeedhamBikes, a non-profit advocacy group promoting the safe and widespread use of bicycles for transportation and recreation in Needham, will hold its second annual...
Political Intelligence
Brown to deliver Republican response to Obama's weekly address
By Mark Arsenault, Globe Staff WASHINGTON — US Senator Scott Brown will deliver the Republican response to President Obama’s weekly address this week, focusing on...
Health of older spouses is closely tied
By Karen Weintraub, Globe Correspondent It’s kind of sweet and kind of scary: Older people's health is far more dependent on their spouse’s health than...
Culture Desk
What books do you think shaped America?
No, the book to the left book did not help shape America. But what books did? That's the high-brow premise behind a new book that......
Twitter plays major roll as bin Laden news breaks
News that Osama bin Laden was killed in a firefight spread rapidly through Twitter last night, with many people active on Twitter reporting that they...
White Coat notes
SJC backs legal immigrants in health care suit
By Kay Lazar, Globe Staff In a long-awaited opinion, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today ruled that the state's exclusion of thousands of legal immigrants...
The Big Picture
News and feature stories in photographs -- really big photographs
Revs-Manchester United tickets are a hot item
By Zuri Berry, Staff Tickets for the New England Revolution's friendly with Manchester United...
The lingering stain of apartheid in South Africa Many living in the black townships remain mired in...

Opinion & Ideas

On birtherism, a rare victory for objective reality
By Jesse Singal It's good to be wrong, sometimes. Last week, after President Obama released his long-firm birth certificate, I questioned whether it would make...
Amartya Sen on China vs. India
If the Cold War witnessed Space and Arms Races between the United States ... (By Josh Rothman, 05/06/11, 8:30 AM)
A notebook of graphic disobedience from editorial cartoonist Dan Wasserman


Extra bases
Game 32: Twins at Red Sox
Here are the lineups: RED SOX (14-17) Ellsbury CF Pedroia 2B Gonzalez 1B Youkilis 3B Ortiz DH Drew RF Lowrie SS Crawford LF Saltalamacchia C......
Celtics blog
Garnett: 'We’ve used all our lifelines'
Kevin Garnett said the Celtics are down to an all-in mentality after dropping the first two games of their second-round series with the Miami Heat.
Extra Points
Draft database updated with 2011 picks
By Greg A. Bedard, Globe staff It got lost in the shuffle a bit during the draft but all the information we were able...
Bruins blog
Game 4: Flyers at Bruins
By Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff Good morning not from TD Garden. Because of Northeastern's graduation at the Garden today, neither the Bruins nor the Flyers...
Are Celtics now playing for pride?
The Celtics don't appear like they can rebound and win their series vs. the Heat.
Bob Ryan's blog
No need to panic over Celtics
Bob Ryan reflects on Game 1 of the Celtics-Heat series.
Boston Dirt Dogs

Stinko De Mayo

Shellackey lays and egg after all-nighter....
Bruins' best shift has been attitude
By Christopher L. Gasper, Columnist Forget it Philadelphia, not this time. All you have on your side is history, and that's exactly what the...
Put a sock in it
Well, this was probably inevitable, wasn't it?(Note to Curt -- would you deny the Last Rites to all those priests who got caught doing things...
Touching all the Bases
Dave Goucher Q&A
Catching up with the Bruins' radio voice in advance of Game 4.
High School Sports Blog
Norfolk Aggie comes back twice against Wildcats
By Braden Campbell, Globe correspondent After giving up three runs to West Bridgewater in back-to-back innings, déjà vu started to set in for Norfolk Aggie....
High School Sports Blog
Uncle Mo scratched from Derby
LOUISVILLE, KY--One of the favorites for the Kentucky Derby, Uncle Mo, was scratched from the 20-horse field this morning. After another examination by doctors...
Boston Sports Blog
Wins of change for the Bruins
Here are some of the players who skated for Boston on May 7, 2010, the night the Bruins began their epic slide into hockey infamy:...
Soccer blog
Revs loan two to FC New York
Revolution goalkeeper Tim Murray and striker Ilija Stolica have been loaned to FC New York of the USL Pro League.
Franchitti: Indy 500 a fascinating mix of sport and science
Two-time champ Dario Franchitti explains the chess game that is the Indianapolis 500.
Golf blog
Masters: Final-round updates
By Michael Whitmer 6 p.m. Rarely has there been this much uncertainty and so many people still in the running as the final few holes...
Early B's wakeup call
Should be an interesting morning at the Vault, where sidelined center Marc Savard will hold an informal chat with the Boston media for the...
Marathon blog
Marathon tested his will, and he won
Heading into yesterday’s marathon, I had my doubts as whether or not I’d be returning to Boston next year. Not because I didn’t want to, I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to re-qualify.
The best sports photography of the week


99 Bottles
Get your American Craft Beer Fest tickets
Tickets are now on sale for Boston's premier beer event, the 2011 American Craft Beer Fest, which is only three weeks away. You can pick...
By the glass
Telmo at The Blue Room
Spanish winemaker Telmo Rodriguez gets around. He studied enology at the University of Bordeaux before taking the reins at Remelluri, his family's property in...
Viewer Discretion blog
'Idol' Recap - Top Five Results Show
Tonight’s group sing was “Happy Together” and that clearly did not refer to the many different notes the five contestants were singing. Also, in...
Off the Shelf
Boston Globe bestsellers, May 1-May 8 "The Tiger's Wife," by Tea Obreit, nudges David Foster Wallace's...
Sound Effects music blog
Hear Here: Foals It takes four minutes for this song to crack...
What to do this weekend
Making plans? Short on ideas? No worries. See June Wulff, Milva DiDomizio, and Courtney Hollands' picks for the top things to do around the Hub...
Movie Nation blog
Ty's weekend picks for Friday, 5/6/11 A weird weekend at the movies, and not a bad...
Exhibitionist blog
At the movies with Mark Sandman and Windfall I wish I had all week to take in the...
BU's dean of students goes for a swim in the Charles
Katie Couric is suddenly very much in demand now that she's departing "The CBS Evening News." The anchor talked at Tufts a few weeks and......
March 'Human Form' contest Top 10
FIRST PLACE - $100 "Triathlete"Photo by Robert Terry of Boston SECOND PLACE - $50 UntitledPhoto by Helen of Acton THIRD PLACE - $25 "33 Weeks"Photo...


Former state energy officials join to form Rhumb Line, new consulting firm
By Scott Kirsner, Globe ColumnistA quartet of senior officials who...
New Massachusetts Pet Trust Law
If you have a pet you understand how easily it becomes a member of the family. And like any other family member you want your...
In How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer, hidden in the chapter titled “The Poker Hand” is a study about the most common pitfall of house...
Who's what, where?
Here's your guide to personnel changes in Massachusetts
Love them browsers
Yes, the new Microsoft browser is very, very good. But so is the new Firefox, and in many ways Google's Chrome browser sets the pace....


Globe trotting blog
TSA plans 'trusted traveler' program
By Paul S. Makishima, Globe Staff The Transportation Security Administration is considering a "trusted travelers'' program that would allow certain passengers to speed through...
Bringing all the latest news, conditions, deals and events from the ski mountains of New England to your computer.


Help me save my marriage
Q: Dear Meredith, It's very painful for me to write this letter because I'm a middle-aged man who is considering leaving a loving but...
Stop and shop -- indie edition
Apologies for my disappearance over the past week. After the endless Royal Wedding-athon, I spent the past week curled up in the fetal position muttering...
The Green Blog
An award to reduce potent greenhouse gases "you never heard of"
It was an unqualified win for the environment: The phase-out of ozone depleting gases used as coolants in refrigerators and air conditioners the world...
Telmo at The Blue Room
Spanish winemaker Telmo Rodriguez gets around. He studied enology at the University of Bordeaux before taking the reins at Remelluri, his family's property in...
Child Caring
When a son no longer wants hugs and kisses
My son is almost eight years old. In the past few months, he has refused to hug or kiss me as part of our usual...
Response to "Take me out to the ball game"
I don't often do this, but I'm going to give up the entire floor to the first commenter from Monday's question, from a mother upset...
How To Diagnose Thyroid Disease
Is Your Thyroid Healthy? According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, in 2010 more than 27 million Americans had either an overactive or underactive...
A heads-up if you're planning a haircut
A week from Sunday (May 15th), salons in Boston and beyond will be snipping locks with a minimum $40-donation as part of the second HAIRraising...
Carol Stocker Garden Chatroom Fri 1-2 p.m.
Boston Globe Garden Guru Carol Stocker will be answering questions live on Boston;com 1-2 p.m. today live. Carol Stocker on gardening -- May 6 at...


Dealing with the cold shoulder
I am a thirty something woman who moved to a...
NEHRA - The Voice of HR
Resources for HR professionals from the Northeast Human Resources Association


2011 Nissan Leaf: Fear and charging in Boston
The Nissan Leaf is the first affordable, high-quality electric car in a long, long time. But most car buyers aren't willing to drive on a short tether, even if it means filling up for three or four bucks a night....

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